Supply Chain Executives from Hi-tech and Electronics Companies in the Asia Pacific have answered some key questions on their Asia Pacific supply chains, in the aftermath of the Thai floods and Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami.
The survey from which the report was developed had over 200 respondents and looked at some of the aftermath of major disasters that affected the Hi-tech industry in Asia over the past 18 months including the Thai floods and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. It discovered that over 25% of hi-tech company respondents found that it took longer than 2 months to recover from the effects of the flooding.
The resulting report also looked at some key supply chain management processes in Asia. These included how supply chain executives found customer demand forecasting, end-to-end supply chain collaboration and visibility through the supply chain.
Key findings included 20% of respondents finding natural disasters to have significant impact on their supply chains, over 30% of respondents saw themselves as having bad customer demand forecasting and only 15% of respondents reported having full visibility through the supply chain.
These key industry questions will be discussed further at this year’s Asia Pacific Hi-tech and Electronics Supply Chain Summit in Singapore, September 18th and 19th at the Marriot on Orchard Road.
Complimentary passes are available for senior supply chain executives working at Hi-tech and Electronics Retailers and Manufacturers. If you’re interested in a pass or more information on this event, please contact the event director Haley Garner (firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 207 375 7249)
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